Application Requirements & Program Criteria

We appreciate your interest in General Surgery. Our program is a participant in the NRMP Match and accepts applications through ERAS.

Below are the requirements for the application/admission process:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Dean’s Letter
  • Transcript
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Passing scores on USMLE Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK), and Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) must be achieved by the second attempt, preferably on first attempt

Osteopathic Graduates

The same criteria listed above applies.

International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

If you are an International Medical Graduate, you will need to provide the following information/documentation to be considered for admission.

  • Valid ECFMG certification at the time of application
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (green card holder)
  • Clinical experience in the U.S. (hands-on experience preferred)
  • Command of the English language

We do not sponsor or accept visas.

Interview Process

Upon a favorable review of your application, you will be extended an invitation for an interview. Please note interviews are by invitation only. An email will be sent providing information on available dates and travel information. Once you accept an interview date, a confirmation will be sent with a more specific agenda for the interview day.

The interview day includes an overview of the program, a tour of Ocala Regional Medical Center, and a tour of the graduate medical education suite. A pre-interview dinner with the residents is scheduled the night before interview. We also provide continental breakfast and lunch on interview day.

ERAS

For information on ERAS, you may access their website at aamc.org/students/medstudents/eras/. Current medical students can also obtain additional information at their medical school dean’s office.

To locate us in ERAS, please use 4401100442. For NRMP, use 1587440C0 for Categorical or 1587440P0 for Preliminary.